Environment

There is a variety of information available about the city’s environment, usually in both paper and digital formats.

Environment -Watershed

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Parks & Recreation

  • The city is located in two major watersheds, the Cape Fear and the Yadkin-Pee Dee
  • High Point has two lakes, City Lake and Oak Hollow Lake, with portions of Randleman Lake touching the corporate limits just north of I-85.
  • Certain regulations apply to properties located within close proximity to these lakes, known as tiers, as required by state law.
Additional Resources:
Did you know?
  • thePoint is the city's interactive mapping application that can provide a variety of information about the city, including aerial photography, topography, soils, streams, flood plains, watersheds, and city facilities.

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees a number of programs, parks and facilities across the city to provide recreation and enhance quality of life, including the following: 

  • Athletics & Sports Complexes: open to residents for both organized and casual sports
  • Golf Courses: two challenging and beautiful courses - Blair Park and Oak Hollow
  • Greenways: linear parks left in a natural state for walking, jogging, biking and skating
  • Oak Hollow Lake: has a marina for boating and fishing, a campground, and tennis center with ten lighted outdoor courts and four indoor courts 
  • Parks: a variety of parks with different amenities and sizes from mini-parks to larger regional and community parks
  • Piedmont Environmental Center: provides programs and a place to learn, conserve and enjoy the natural world through hands on experiences
  • Recreation Centers: places for exercise, recreation, meeting rooms and more
  • Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center: offers a variety of programs and activities for local seniors named for former High Point mayor
  • Swimming Pools: two facilities operated for public recreation and competitive swimming, as well as a splashpad for kids